HI Everyone, it’s been a while since I posted. I apologize for that, I was recovering from a broken pelvis I experienced due to a fall from my horse! The good news I am on the mend and doing so much better!
While being laid up I spent alot of time watching Television. I watched everything from My 600lb life to Toddlers and Tiara’s. (You have no idea how happy I am to be back working again!)
Today I was catching up on some missed shows and I caught a recap episode of undercover boss. The boss was talking about LISTENING to his employees, and hearing what they had to say.
As leaders it’s easy for us to say that we listen to our teams and our people, but do we really hear them. When someone tells you that they have an idea of improvement do you listen and then immedataely toss the idea aside because it requires too much work or you just think it can’t be done?
What if, instead you listened with an open mind to the ideas the team is sharing? You thought about how that may make your organization better and more efficient?
What if, instead of sitting behind a desk you asked the questions?
As leaders (really just as people) we want life to be easy. We don’t want to have to work hard!
This week, ask your team for 1 idea each on how things can improve and then instead of thinking “this isn’t going to work” or “this is really just a dumb idea” (don’t say you would never say that, we all do!), think about how that could work, how could that make things better for everyone?
Take a moment and see how these ideas may make your organization better!!
Good luck and welcome back